PET scan done (aka Cancer has a sugar addiction)
Today I had the PET scan. The basic idea is that I fast and then they inject me with radioactive sugar. I take a nap for 45 minutes, wake up, lie on a big spinning magnet for a half hour and then they take some images. Since cancer cells LOVE sugar they tend to stand out in the photos. I got to sneak a peak and I didn’t see any bright areas except around my armpit – so if I read it right that would put me in stage 1 or late stage 2. What I was really glad to see was no glowing liver or spleen. Another cool part was since the brain is constantly chewing carbs my brain was all lit up as was my bladder as my body worked to rid me of the isotopes.
The one drawback, I am mildly radioactive for the next 6 hours. So, for example, if I had a long drive with someone I would have to sit in the back of the car. On the other hand there is a chance I could have been mutated and now I am super hero!
and a musical selection in honor of todays events.